THERE ARE TWO THINGS CECILIE NOER CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

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– colour and mu­sic, es­pe­cially in her home. “Both of those things give life and at­mos­phere,” says the jazz singer and owner of Dan­ish fur­ni­ture store Øje-blik. “In the same way

I un­fold my cre­ative ideas and in­spi­ra­tion through mu­sic, I also do the same when dec­o­rat­ing my home and de­sign­ing my own fur­ni­ture range,” she says. “Be­ing in an in­spi­ra­tional space is what life is all about for me – with a good cup of cof­fee!”

A SPLASH OF COLOUR Cecilie shares her 70-sq-m sum­mer house in the Dan­ish city of Roskilde with her hus­band Daniel and their three chil­dren Luca Is­abella, Philippa Jemima and Cocoelle Vin­nie. The cou­ple have trans­formed the house us­ing bold colour state­ments, their gor­geous fur­ni­ture de­signs and per­sonal touches. Ev­ery room is painted a dif­fer­ent shade, of­ten in­spired by colours Cecilie has come across on her trav­els. The red wall in the kitchen was in­spired by the walls of a cafe in Paris that the cou­ple vis­ited and a shop in Ber­lin in­spired the dark grey floors. “I wanted to buy ev­ery­thing in the store, but that wasn’t in the bud­get, so I took the idea of the floors home with me as a mem­ory,” she says.

AND A LIT­TLE BIT OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL A poster of Cecilie’s first al­bum cover hangs on the kitchen wall and her gui­tars are lit­er­ally part of the decor. “I re­ally can’t live without mu­sic. I choose to have my favourite gui­tar on a stand in the liv­ing room so that it’s al­ways avail­able, be­cause in­spi­ra­tion can come when you least ex­pect it,” Cecilie says. De­spite the small foot­print of the prop­erty, the fam­ily still has room for a pi­ano. “It’s such a big part of our lives,” Cecilie ex­plains. “I usu­ally play on it for one to two hours ev­ery day. I think ev­ery in­stru­ment we have is so beau­ti­ful and each of them tells a story.”

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